Employment

21 10, 2020

Employment Law Update

2020-11-06T17:51:07+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Employment Law Update

October 2020 It’s the time of year that we try to update you on the new laws affecting employers in the State of California. The legislative session has completed and the Governor has now either signed or vetoed all the bills sent to his desk. Below is an attempted summary of key bills for employees [...]

1 07, 2020

Legal Alert: How do you manage WFH in today’s world?

2020-11-06T17:56:40+00:00By |Employment, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: How do you manage WFH in today’s world?

July 2020 Working from home used to be a flexible option provided to employees by some employers, but was definitely not a mandate.  With the current coronavirus pandemic, a shift has been made that makes remote working not only an option, but in some cases, a requirement. As businesses reopen, employers and employees are [...]

31 03, 2020

Legal Alert: Payroll Protection Loans for Small Business Available in New Stimulus Bill

2020-11-06T17:59:53+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: Payroll Protection Loans for Small Business Available in New Stimulus Bill

March 2020 Following up on our recent client alerts about SARS-Cov-2 disaster relief for small businesses, one of the brightest spots for small businesses in the latest (third if you're keeping score) federal stimulus package, which was enacted March 27 as the 'CARES Act," are emergency Small Business Administration 7(a) loans. These "payroll protection [...]

18 03, 2020

Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

2020-11-06T18:23:53+00:00By |Employment, Legal Alerts, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Legal Alert: COVID-19 Guidance

COVID -19 Guidance The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, we recognize that all of us will certainly be impacted. Circumstances are changing seemingly by the hour, creating uncertainty for business and the public alike. While we are focused on the safety and [...]

10 03, 2020

Coronavirus and the Workplace

2020-11-06T18:25:09+00:00By |Business, Corporate and Venture, Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Coronavirus and the Workplace

March 2020  With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the globe, even companies outside of the impacted areas have been forced to prepare for the worst. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed hundreds of cases across the United States, including here in California. Public health officials have suggested [...]

20 02, 2020

Independent Contractors and You: How California’s Changes to Employment Law Impacts Your Business

2020-11-06T18:26:37+00:00By |Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Independent Contractors and You: How California’s Changes to Employment Law Impacts Your Business

February 2020   On September 18, 2019 Governor Newsom signed AB-5, codifying the now-infamous Dynamex decision as law. This new law radically changes the legal test for who is an employee (rather than an independent contractor) under California law. While the law has gotten a lot of press in the context of the so-called “gig” [...]

23 09, 2019

PAGA Is Now a Four Letter Word to Employers

2020-11-06T18:32:50+00:00By |Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on PAGA Is Now a Four Letter Word to Employers

September 2019 “PAGA” is the acronym for California’s fifteen-year-old Private Attorneys General Act. This Act allows an individual, on behalf of himself and other employees, to recover civil penalties for alleged Labor Code violations. It added new civil penalties for all such violations, even if certain Labor Code provisions did not previously authorize civil penalties. [...]

10 07, 2019

FIVE COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

2020-11-06T19:01:38+00:00By |Employment, Intellectual Property, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on FIVE COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

June, 2019   When starting a business, it’s easy for owners to make legal mistakes that can prove costly down the road.  Avoiding these missteps will keep your new venture on the path to prosperity. Over-complicating the Formation. Don’t try to structure your business to accommodate every future contingency.  Instead, design the business to address [...]

10 05, 2018

Employee or Independent Contractor? A New Test

2020-05-14T02:51:10+00:00By |Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Employee or Independent Contractor? A New Test

In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Supreme Court adopted a new standard to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The simplified standard, known as the ABC test, looks at three required factors to determine a valid independent contractor who would not be subject to one of California’s wage orders and other employer obligations: [...]

14 11, 2017

New California Labor/Employment Laws for 2018

2019-10-01T15:52:18+00:00By |Employment, News, The Advisor|Comments Off on New California Labor/Employment Laws for 2018

The current legislative session is now at a close.  Governor Brown has approved or vetoed the bills sent from the legislature.  Unfortunately for employers, this year was fairly active for labor and employment laws.  Below is a partial list, not exhaustive, of the biggest developments from this year’s new laws.  Unless otherwise noted, these laws [...]

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